Program Listings

  • Lodge: Single Occupancy Room – CAD $1,535.00
  • Lodge: Double Occupancy $55 – CAD $1,130.00
  • Lodge: Couple's Room – CAD $1,535.00
  • Drala Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,445.00
  • Drala Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $1,085.00
  • Large White Tent: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,355.00
  • Large White Tent: Double Occupancy – CAD $995.00
  • Wood Cabin: Single Occupancy – CAD $1,310.00
  • Wood Cabin: Double Occupancy – CAD $995.00
  • Bring Your Own Tent – CAD $770.00
  • Shrine Room Floor (Garuda Room) – CAD $770.00
  • Live or Staying Locally – CAD $635.00
  • (All prices include CAD $635.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details: Arrival Sunday, June 6th by 5 pm. Departure Saturday June 12 after lunch.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Road Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0

Dan Scheibman
[email protected]
902 657 9085 Ext. 20

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Ashe Mahamudra Retreat 2022

With Acharya Richard John

June 10 - 19, 2022

Mahamudra, the “great seal,” is among the most profound streams of teaching and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. A powerful support for all other tantric practices, it is also extremely simple and direct, focused on recognizing and gaining confidence in the nature of mind through direct experience.

The Ashe Mahamudra liturgy by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche combines classic mahamudra instructions with the wisdom of Ashe and the Four Dignities. Our practice will be augmented by pith instructions from great mahamudra and dzokchen masters including Yeshe Tsogyal, Dilgo Khyentse, Jamgon Kongtrul, Rangjung Dorje, and Chögyam Trungpa.

Who Should Attend

This advanced retreat is restricted to Vajrayana practitioners who have attended Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly. Participants should commit to the entire retreat.

What to Expect

The retreat will be mostly silent, with ample opportunity for Q&A and circle conversations. Each day will include the physical practices of Lujong, Shamatha Yoga, and Lungtse, and the Stroke of Ashe.


NOTE: All times listed are Atlantic Times. Go here for a Time Converter

June 10
Arrival Day
Dinner 6:30 pm
7:45 pm Orientation & Opening Talk 

June 11-18
7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Each day will include breaks for meals, mid-day break, and tea.

June 19
7:00 am to 1:00 pm (8 – 9:15 breakfast)
1:00 Lunch & Departure


All prices listed in $CDN.

Tuition: $500
Meals: $135
Accommodations: Extra. Prices vary according to your choice. (For a list of options, please visit the Registration Page.)

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Acharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2002. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and has for many years taught Maitri and other Shambhala Buddhist programs in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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